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Structural Equation Modelling

2 days

Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) represents an integrative statistical technique that combines factor analytic and path analytic traditions into a single data analytic framework. SEM confers a number of advantages over more traditional approaches to data analysis. Principal among these are the simultaneous estimation of all pathways in a given ‘model’, the ability to take account of measurement error, the provision of an estimate of model ‘fit’, and the ease with which reciprocal influences between mutually dependent variables may be determined.

This two day course represents an introductory level overview of SEM for the applied researcher. Through attendance, you will:

  • be familiar with the statistical and theoretical underpinnings of structural equation modelling
  • be familiar with factor analytic and path analytic traditions of SEM
  • understand the principles of 'model' specification, estimation and identification
  • be introduced to software applications that permit SEM analysis (specifically AMOS)

This is a multi-part workshop comprising of two parts. Participants are expected to attend both parts.

This is a multi part workshop comprising of 2 parts

Entry Requirements
Places on this workshop are open to staff members on a Research only contract, other staff groups are welcome to apply for a place and will be entered onto a reserve list, in the event of a place becoming vacant a week prior to the session commencing staff members will be offered a place. For further guidance please email

Part 1
12 May 2016

Part 2
13 May 2016

Venue to be confirmed
09:00 - 16:30

To book a place on this date please submit your booking request via Core Portal*
*Please note you will need to inform your line manager/principal investigator of your training request so that they can authorise it in the Core Portal. No automated email will be sent notifying them of pending training requests.

Provider: UGC
Target Group: RS & PGR